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Chicken Soup for the Soul to stream AI news channel

October 26, 2023

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced it will be the first distribution point for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) streaming news company Channel 1. Through its network of over 140 touchpoints, including Redbox and Crackle apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung, the company will provide immediate scale for Channel 1, giving it access to millions of viewers.

The channel will initially launch as a FAST channel in February 2024, with a dedicated Channel 1 app to launch a few months later, providing advanced news personalisation.

In addition, Channel 1 will license to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment next-generation AI, and workflow tools, which will unlock significant value to its over 10,000 titles of movies and TV series.

Channel 1 is a personalised news network that learns viewers’ interests and delivers relevant stories from across the globe. Its programming features a combination of real and generated imagery, videos and news anchors.

“Channel 1 is truly the future of streaming news, and we are delighted to be working with them on distribution for their service,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “Their AI is some of the most sophisticated and advanced technology we’ve seen. Their localisation technology will unlock significant value in our deep catalogue of over 10,000 movies and TV series, enabling us to easily translate them into any language at virtually no additional cost.”

“Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s distribution footprint is one of the largest in streaming, which will provide us with immediate scale,” added Scott Zabielski, chief content officer for Channel 1. “Our AI technology will also give them an easy, inexpensive way to unlock massive value in their content library by localising content into any language. We’re delighted to be working with them on this and other projects in the future.”

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